Boys LAX moves into semis, Girls softball to host NCS opener, Track shines at Redwood Empire Meet
BOYS LACROSSE: The 5 seed in the section playoffs, the boys picked up the first two playoff wins in school history with a home vistory over #12 Terra Linda (8-4) and then a road win over #4 Bishop O'Dowd (9-6) last week. The wins puts them into the semifinals and they will travel to play former MCAL opponent the #1 seeded Novato Hornets Tuesday. The Braves were buoyed by the return of Connor Machado to the lineup in their first two playoff victories as he tallied several key goals in both victories. Read about their win over BIshop O'Dowd hereRead about the win over Terra Linda here
TRACK AND FIELD: Our Braves track team had a standout performance at the NCS Redwood Empire meet on Saturday. Among the highlights, our Girls 4 x 100 relay team of Natalie Kelly, Claire Sullivan, Sydney Thweatt and Jojo Weis broke the school record with an exciting second place finish. Conrad Say won the long jump with a dominant 21’7” PR mark. Sydney re-broke her new 400m school record, running 58.51 for second place, and Gianna doubled her success again, taking second in the high jump and third in the discus. Casey Potrebic pole vaulted a 12’8” PR for second, and Landon Mispagel ran a fast 14.92 for second in the hurdles. The boys 4 x 100 also took care of business, qualifying in third place. Equally amazing to qualifying 11 athletes to Meet of Champions, is that our girls team took third place overall, and our boys team was fourth, besting all Napa Valley Schools and over 20 more north bay teams in both divisions. In addition, the JV boys team won the VVAL title last week-read about it here.
SOFTBALL: Nearly upset Sonoma on Senior Night before learning they were awarded a home game and the #9 seed in the NCS playoffs. They will host St. Mary's Tuesday at 5:00 pm. The Braves went 7-1 in Division IV during the regular season.
GIRLS LACROSSE: Were awarded the 11 seed in section playoffs and had their season ended with a high scoring 23-15 defeat at the hands of the Tamalpais Red Tailed Hawks. Allison Clark and Kira Monteverdi both tallied 6 points in the game. The team finishes with a 12-8 overall record and graduates 11 seniors from the class of 2019.
BASEBALL: Concluded their season with a pair of exciting comebacks to earn a split against two tough VVAL front runners. Against American Canyon the team twice came back from 4+ run deficits to force extra innings before losing 10-9 in 8 innings. On senior night, the team prevented Sonoma from clinching the VVAL title outright with a game tying rally in the last inning with two outs and no one on. Tommy Lopez, Noah Young and Marcus Nunes had the big hits to tie and win the game and Luigi Albano-Dito pitched three perfect innings in relief for the win. Read about the game here and here